‘Issue #21’-Sydney Papers Online

Sir Thomas Daly And Australia’s Military Commitments – From Tobruk To Vietnam

2017-05-10T12:25:49+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Jeffrey Grey, Professor History Program UNSW Canberra, is both teacher and author of Australian military history. His books have included A Military History of Australia (1990), Australian Brass: The Career of Lieutenant General Sir Horace Robertson (1992), 'Up Top': The Royal Australian Navy in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1955-1972 (1998) and The Australian Army: Volume I: [...]

Politics And The Australian Coal Industry: What’s Next?

2017-05-10T12:26:46+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Nikki Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Coal Association. With the environmental debate entering a new phase where activists are no longer seeking to improve the environmental performance of industry but to shut entire sectors down, Nikki Williams has news for energy consumers – coal is necessary to sustain living standards and [...]

Introduction – Dr Amanda Foreman

2017-05-10T12:30:46+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Barry O’Farrell, Premier of New South Wales, gave the introduction to Dr Amanda Foreman at The Sydney Institute’s Annual Dinner 2013 on Tuesday 30 April. The premier highlighted not only Amanda Foreman’s contribution to history but also her keen interest in “liberty” and its paradoxes.  INTRODUCTION - DR AMANDA FOREMAN  BARRY O’FARRELL  Dr [...]

The Freedom Wars

2017-05-10T12:35:52+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Senator The Hon George Brandis is Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for the Arts Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate in the Abbott Shadow Ministry. In the Howard Government, Senator Brandis held the portfolio of Arts and Sport and was appointed Shadow Attorney-General by Opposition leader Brendan Nelson and continued to hold that [...]

In Defence Of Silliness, Prurience And Sedition – Being A Gossip Columnist

2017-05-10T12:36:39+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Rear Window columnist Joe Aston has taken the Sydney finance community by storm with his irreverent gossip write-ups in The Australian Financial Review. From Tasmania, Joe Aston turned up in Sydney to study at the UTS. He went on to work as an advisor to the Hon Joe Hockey and later for Qantas and Etihad [...]

US Policy Priorities and the ‘Rebalance’ to the Asia-Pacific

2017-05-10T12:21:46+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia in the Washington DC Freeman Chair in China Studies, a senior associate with CSIS Pacific Forum and a consultant for the US government on East Asia. Prior to joining CSIS, Bonnie Glaser served as a consultant for various US government offices, including the Departments of Defense and [...]

Geelong Grammar School and its Place in Australian History

2017-05-10T12:22:17+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Former Head of History at Geelong Grammar School, and curator and friend to a host of old boys and girls, Michael Collins Persse has helped to educate some 10,000 youngsters who have passed through its halls and playing fields, over the last 58 years. For many, Geelong Grammar School is a bastion of an elite [...]

Air Disaster Canberra

2017-05-12T19:51:57+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

After 11 years as a NSW state Liberal MP, Andrew Tink left parliament in 2007 to pursue his passion for history and writing. His first book, William Charles Wentworth, Australia’s greatest native son,  won “The Nib” CAL Waverly Award for Literature. He followed this with Lord Sydney - the life and times of Tommy Townshend [...]

The Gonski Report – Yes Or No?

2017-05-10T12:22:47+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Jane Caro in an author, novelist, journalist, columnist, lecturer and media commentator, and most recently the co-author of What makes a Good School? On Tuesday 16 April 2013, Jane Caro joined Kevin Donnelly, one of Australia’s leading education authors and commentators and the Director of the Melbourne based Education Standards Institute, in a discussion on [...]

Australia In A More Competitive World

2017-05-10T12:35:22+10:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO is an expert on national politics, public policy issues and government and business leadership and was Chief of Staff to Prime Minister John Howard from 1997-2006. On 2 November 2011, Arthur Sinodinos replaced Senator Helen Coonan on her resignation from the Senate. At the time of his address, he was Shadow [...]